ID Date Type Description Summary
1939 1933-04-01 Letter Hays asks that all foreign films that are distributed by member countries must be seen by Wingate (or someone else in th...
908 1933-03-31 Letter Enclosed is a memo 29 March 1933 to Laemmle Jr. clearly stating the "new regime" in relation to the Production and Adver...
909 1933-03-31 Letter Zukor has discussed situation with Cohen -- he and all Paramount Executives "are deeply conscious of the problems conf...
1893 1933-03-30 Letter Offering complete compliance with the reaffirmation of adherence.
1894 1933-03-30 Letter West Coast theatres responding well to calls for higher standards in advertising.
910 1933-03-29 Letter Cohen suggests that the Production Code problem lies with stories they buy - 60% of them contain something dubious. MP...
1877 1933-03-25 Letter Paramount has submitted an application for Class A membership of the MPPDA. Hess explains the company's obligations and ...
1897 1933-03-25 Letter In full agreement regarding the Reaffirmation of Adherence. Suggests business is too often placed above moral standards.
1899 1933-03-23 Letter Fully supporting complete adherence to the Code.
1895 1933-03-22 Letter Offering total support of Reaffirmation -- this letter is forwarded to Breen (10-0552).
1901 1933-03-22 Letter Sending a copy of the Reaffirmation document -- instructing Goldwyn where to sign it.
1930 1933-03-22 Letter Notice of bankruptcy to Paramount creditors: prepare your claims quickly.
1879 1933-03-21 Letter Letter accompanying Paramount's application for Class B membership. At this time, Paramount unable to provide gross reve...
1878 1933-03-20 Letter Hess sending various forms and information required for Paramount's applications for both Class A and Class B membership...
1903 1933-03-20 Letter The importance of the Reaffirmation of Adherence. Includes a letter from Hays to Kahane informing him of this letter.
902 1933-03-18 Letter Advertising Code reaffirmation letter sent to sales and publicity men -- as 7 March 1933 letter to production heads but...
904 1933-03-18 Letter Enclosing clippings file and article re violations of Production Code "I don't know why the party underscored ... seems...
906 1933-03-18 Letter Fox policy is "to make pictures which will be understood by and be entertaining to every person in every audience." "We ...
1902 1933-03-18 Letter Advising that at Kents request Hays will be writing to Foxs advertising heads regarding Reaffirmation. Breen will be inf...
1904 1933-03-16 Letter Asking for a Reaffirmation letter to be sent to Sisk and Eckels. Hays does -- see 10-0578 -- 10-0580.
1905 1933-03-16 Letter Full support of the Reaffirmation of Adherence.
1908 1933-03-16 Letter Reaffirmation correspondence received and support offered.
1915 1933-03-16 Letter Thanking him for the tremendous Reaffirmation document and congratulating him on it. "I congratulate you on this magnifi...
1970 1933-03-16 Letter Guilty Parents -- rejected in New York. Thirty Day Princess (Paramount) -- stills just pass. Seems ongoing problems be...
897 1933-03-15 Letter Here at RKO studios we are exercising the usual care as to titles, source material and moral standards As you suggest, ...
901 1933-03-15 Letter Advertising Code reaffirmation letter: "I wish you would address this letter to me personally and I will see that it is...
903 1933-03-15 Letter Lasky says he wants to improve pictures, as shown by The Power and the Glory. "I am proud to refer you to my record thr...
1810 1933-03-15 Letter Updating companies on the Ohio censorship amendments. At this stage, the Bill has been passed by both Houses and is befo...
1906 1933-03-15 Letter Acknowledging receipt of Advertising Code and Production Code Reaffirmation letter, dated 7 March 1933.
899 1933-03-14 Letter Advising Hays he should write to admen Dietz and Doob re Advertising Code (see 10-0584 - 10-0587).
1907 1933-03-14 Letter Full support re Code Reaffirmation.
883 1933-03-13 Letter Re letters sent him 8 March 1933: "... my first reaction is a magnificent one. More power to your good, strong right ar...
896 1933-03-13 Letter 'In reply to your letter of the 10th, it is not necessary to contact the various production heads. I will handle this m...
1910 1933-03-13 Letter It is not necessary for Hays to communicate directly with the advertising department. They already adhere completely to ...
1911 1933-03-13 Letter Received Reaffirmation letters -- instructing Laemmle Jr. on the issue.
1912 1933-03-13 Letter Correspondence regarding the Advertising and Production Codes received. Full support is offered by Columbia.
1913 1933-03-13 Letter Reaffirmation correspondence received and agreed with.
900 1933-03-11 Letter 'As you undoubtedly are aware, you probably have less difficulty with the pictures actually produced at Educational than...
1914 1933-03-11 Letter Together with Wingate, Joy must devise ways to make this new enforcement more certain. Hays is sending Joy various corre...
887 1933-03-10 Letter Hays wants a letter acknowledging receipt of 7 March 1933 letter so no-one can later say they didn't get it.
888 1933-03-10 Letter Acknowledging Hays 8 March 1933 letter: "I am not quite willing to admit that during the recent weeks pictures have been...
889 1933-03-10 Letter 'Would it be of any help to you in your making certain the observance of the Advertising Code if I wrote directly to you...
890 1933-03-10 Letter wants 7 March 1933 letter acknowledged:This is not an expression of doubt regarding your completely understanding the ma...
894 1933-03-10 Letter "Most of the company heads" agree with Kent over She Done Him Wrong with Kent 9 March 1933 re West:'A like opinion has b...
895 1933-03-10 Letter Re Kent letter 9 March 1933 re She Done Him Wrong: "I agree with you as to the mistake our Coast people made in passing ...
1318 1933-03-10 Letter Reaffirmation - strict enforcement of Advertising Code "is primarily your responsibility".
1917 1933-03-10 Letter Regarding letter 7 March 1933, wants it acknowledged and replied to. Sent to Warner, Sheehan, Schnitzer, Lasky, Mayer, ...
1918 1933-03-10 Letter Copies of letters asking for responses to letters dated 7 March 1933 and 10 March 1933.
886 1933-03-09 Letter Suggests he have Wingate call a meeting of studio heads to impress the importance of the reaffirmation "... unless you c...
893 1933-03-09 Letter Reply to 7 March 1933 letter: "I would go as far as anybody in the industry in any action you finally take. The time ha...
882 1933-03-08 Letter With letters to company heads & Wingate:'I assume you will have heard from him of the plan to have you aid as he may nee...
884 1933-03-08 Letter I am suggesting that Mr. Breen assist Dr. Wingate in the execution of the Code and Resolution for Uniform Interpretation...
885 1933-03-08 Letter Reaffirmation of Production Code and Advertising Code - enclosing copy of letter sent to presidents of companies and stu...
1920 1933-03-08 Letter From the discussions the night before (meeting 7 March 1933), a copy of the Reaffirmation of Adherence and a request for...
891 1933-03-07 Letter Reaffirmation of Advertising Code and Production Code and Formula. Sent to advertising men and others.
892 1933-03-07 Letter Confirming discussions of 6 March 1933 and reaffirmation resolution. Hays tries to get the message out to everyone in t...
880 1933-03-06 Letter It has been suggested by several of our company members that there should be inserted in the contracts made by distribut...
1886 1933-03-06 Letter "It is very desirable to get a clause to this effect in all contracts made with all producing units".
2320 1933-03-06 Letter Copy of the suggested clause draft. Asking for thoughts and suggestions. Stresses importance of such a clause.
881 1933-03-04 Letter "... It would be well if all distributors provided in their distribution contracts that each producing unit affirmativel...
876 1933-03-03 Letter RKO have tried to poach services of a production unit formed by Educational called KBS -- breaking agreement among MPPD...
1921 1933-03-02 Letter Theatres in financial trouble -- reducing costs as much as possible. Disappointed to hear that Palfreyman can not help w...
907 1933-02-23 Letter Company presidents should write to their production heads that the Production Code situation is critical, as Hays says i...
1923 1933-02-15 Letter "Care of Children, Admitted To Certain Places of Amusement" Bill (Senate). Introduced in Buffalo, Palfreyman is watching...
1924 1933-02-09 Letter Asking for Palfreyman's advice on the Bill introduced by the Children's Aid Society of Buffalo. It relates to the admitt...
2321 1933-02-09 Letter Outlining his concern with the Children's Aid Society push for changes to the children admittance laws.
1951 1933-02-08 Letter Regarding Bryson lawsuit ... "it would be a compromise with plain crookedness to settle it".
1952 1933-02-06 Letter Forwarding Beck's memo dated 6 February 1933 (10-0961) -- Universal should settle as the information disclosed in durin...
2285 1933-02-03 Letter Memos concerning following correspondence with J.H. Michael concerning baseball folks leading the fight in regard to tax...
3350 1933-01-25 Letter Enquiry about MPPDA membership from a producer distributing through Educational.
3068 1933-01-09 Letter Routine correspondence.
1684 1932-12-23 Letter Scarface has been banned in Trinidad. So too has The Front Page.
831 1932-12-15 Letter Changes in profanity clause of Production Code not particularly important by comparison to other violations but probably...
1788 1932-12-09 Letter Mae West's stage plays were banned in Philadelphia due to their content. A theatre owner in Philadelphia questions Param...
1727 1932-12-06 Letter Leishman is sending his proposed plan for a physical distribution merger to Hays.
1776 1932-12-05 Letter Letter sent to MPTOA Directors and Regional Associations. General overview of current situation and position of MPTOA. ...
1786 1932-11-17 Letter The decree in the case of the United States of America against MPTOA Oklahoma in relation to non-theatrical exhibition. ...
1768 1932-11-11 Letter Hays agreeing with Mayer's suggestions relative to changing the By-Laws to allow a larger number on the Executive Commit...
1711 1932-10-30 Letter Inviting Schenck to sit on a committee to view print of Scarface (see 09-2120 to 09-2122 for other invitations).
848 1932-09-29 Letter They should read the September 1932 report in the office before Board of Directors meeting: "Attached is a memorandum p...
1770 1932-09-29 Letter Mayer suggesting a larger number be able to sit on the Executive Committee of AMPP to reduce the "ill-feeling" among tho...
824 1932-09-26 Letter MPTOA-Allied States meeting -- he had tried to keep proposals for federal legislation as moderate as possible, and did...
1743 1932-09-22 Letter Sending Dickinson the preliminary minutes of the meeting of the Film Preservation Committee. A move under way to ensure ...
826 1932-09-21 Letter copies of proceeding in MPTOA-Allied States meeting -- they must work up a compromise plan to control the exhibitor re...
849 1932-08-29 Letter Reply to 20 August 1932 Hays report [10-0044] on Production Code: The Code is unenforceable, and although it has done s...
846 1932-08-23 Letter Returning 20 August 1932 report [10-0044] as required "until the Industry and its leaders ... undertake with you the con...
847 1932-08-23 Letter 20 August 1932 report : "I want you to know that as always, I an very happy to give you whatever support I may have in c...
2009 1932-08-23 Letter returning 20 August 1932 report [10-0044 -- D32-04] as required: "I am in full accord with this."
2010 1932-08-23 Letter returning 20 August 1932 report [10-0044 -- D32-04] as required:"I am in full sympathy with the subject matter of your m...
845 1932-08-20 Letter enclosing copy of 20 August 1932 report [10-0044 -- D32-04] to Joy etc. "This is of paramount importance and I will appr...
842 1932-08-18 Letter sending copies of 17 August 1932 and 15 August 1932 correspondence "that you may be advised of the effort being made her...
836 1932-08-17 Letter Will he accept Joy suggestions for changes in Son of Russia or should it go to a jury?
839 1932-08-17 Letter Production Code on script of Tinfoil -- danger "... of the tendency as well as the worry presented by this particular ...
841 1932-08-17 Letter Production Code problems with script of Nora which violates spirit and letter of Code "... it is impossible for me to ov...
837 1932-08-16 Letter Deletions to be made to bring Son of Russia in conformity with Production Code
838 1932-08-15 Letter Production Code problems with script of Tinfoil -- unacceptable because it justifies prostitution ... "It seems to us ...
840 1932-08-15 Letter Production Code problems with script of Nora -- crime, prostitution, gangsters, abortion -- a useable letter for a s...
834 1932-08-01 Letter They are making suggested alterations in Age of Consent. "I appreciate your position in this matter ... I want our compa...
835 1932-07-29 Letter Eliminations suggested by Joy to Age of Consent have not been made -- do they want it to go to a jury?
782 1932-07-16 Letter Breen to be chairman of AMPP advertising Code Committee as a representative of MPPDA and AMPP
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